We call dolphin nose to a very characteristic shape taken by the fly leg of the loop. Its origin seems obscure to me, but Grunde Lovoll (fly caster and Ph.D. in Physics) says that it is the result of a decrease in tension in the fly leg of the loop during unrolling. Continue reading
Bloody L is the name that Simon Gawesworth gave to that line configuration in which the anchor of a Spey cast is at right angles with the rest of the fly leg of the D-Loop. It is a very inefficient anchor shape as it wastes energy from the delivery cast as the fly leg of the delivery loop tries to lift the anchor from the water; it may make the fly to fall short of its target.
Here is a bloody L in full glory, although it didn’t make that short cast fail. The dolphin nose is a nice one, though.
It is raining cats and dogs. Perfect weather for some indoors simple experiments.
I am delighted with the HS video capability of my new Lumix LX7: 100 fps at Full HD. A maximum aperture of 1.4 allows to shoot in very very low light. Fantastic. Continue reading